Jerome Cohen

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Jerome A. Cohen is professor of law at New York University. [1]

"Jerome A. Cohen was a partner in the Corporate Department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP until he became of counsel January 1, 2001. He is also a law professor at New York University School of Law and senior fellow for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Cohen concentrates in business law relating to Asia and has long represented foreign companies in contract negotiations and dispute resolution in China, Vietnam and other countries of East Asia. Mr. Cohen formerly served as Jeremiah J. Smith professor, director of East Asian Legal Studies and associate dean at Harvard Law School. At New York University Law School, he teaches courses on "Legal Problems of Doing Business With China and East Asia" and "International Law - East and West." He has published several books and many articles on Chinese law as well as a general book, China Today, co-authored with his wife, Joan Lebold Cohen. In 1990 he published Investment Law and Practice in Vietnam.

"Mr. Cohen was visiting professor of law at Doshisha University in Kyoto in 1971-72 and honorary professor of law at the University of Hong Kong in 1979. The Cohens lived in Beijing during 1979-81, while Mr. Cohen took part in various trade and investment contract negotiations and taught a course on international business law, in the Chinese language, for Beijing officials. Mr. Cohen has been advisor to the Government of Sichuan Province, China; chairman of the American Arbitration Association's China Conciliation Committee; a member of the Panel of Arbitrators of both the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission and the China Securities Regulatory Commission in Beijing; a trustee of the China Institute in America; a trustee of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and a director of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. He also formerly served as chairman of the New York/Beijing Friendship (Sister City) Committee, a trustee of The Asia Society, a corporate director of the Japan Society, the vice chairman of the Advisory Council for The Johns Hopkins-Nanjing University Joint Center in China and a member of the Board of Editors of both the China Quarterly and the American Journal of International Law. He continues to serve on the Advisory Board of Human Rights Watch - Asia.

"Mr. Cohen is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Yale College (B.A. 1951). He spent the academic year 1951-52 as a Fulbright Scholar in France and was graduated in 1955 from Yale Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal. He was law secretary to Chief Justice Earl Warren of the United States Supreme Court in 1955 term and law secretary to Justice Felix Frankfurter of the Supreme Court in 1956 term. He subsequently practiced law, served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia and was consultant to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations before beginning an academic career at the University of California School of Law at Berkeley in 1959. He moved to Harvard Law School in 1964 and remained a faculty member there until he joined Paul, Weiss in 1981. He is a member of the Bar in New York, Connecticut and the District of Columbia." [2]

External links

  • "Biography", FindLaw, Accessed December 2006.